Month: November 2021

BNOTECHCAST Episode 6: The future is now

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTThis is the start of BNOTECHCAST Season 2! Since we are recording the podcast now as part of a Twitch Livestream.

The episode will premiere again on Youtube today at 8:00 pm CET and Spreaker, as well as your favorite podcast platforms, at 8:30 pm CET.

Show notes for today:

We will kick of the BNOTECHCAST LIVE series with the following topics:
– Facebook becomes META
– Is Linux ready for the average consumer?
– Windows 11 trouble with Intel Alder Lake
– Valve’s Steam Deck delayed
– .NET Conf 2021
– Steamworks Steam Deck Developer Conference

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TECHCAST LIVE 2021-11-14 – Facebook, Linux, Alder Lake, Steam Deck, .NET

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTToday at 4 pm CET we will kick of the BNOTECHCAST LIVE series with the following topics:

  • Facebook becomes META
  • Is Linux ready for the average consumer?
  • Windows 11 trouble with Intel Alder Lake
  • Valve’s Steam Deck delayed
  • .NET Conf 2021
  • Steamworks Steam Deck Developer Conference

The event will kick of with a pre-show of 15-30 minutes depending on how many people are joining in live. After that we will get into recording mode for the podcast itself and will end the stream with a Discussion / Q&A.

So feel free to spread the word and join me over at twitch.tv/bno2006 for todays live show. In case you can not attend live the full recording of the stream will go onto Youtube tomorrow afternoon.

The podcast version will premiere on Youtube today at 8 pm CET and it will hit Spreaker at 8:30 pm CET for your favorite podcast apps.

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Podcast will be back … LIVE!

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTInitially I planned to do the podcast more regularly, but things went differently. Now I am starting to get into live streaming and will be doing the podcast as part of my live streaming routine. This Friday I had my first stream playing Beat Saber in Mixed Reality VR.

The plan is to have the podcast every two weeks on Sundays. The live show has a window of 2 hours with pre-show and a discussion / Q&A after the podcast recording. I am not sure about the format of the new show, but I wil be focussing primarally on news topics of the last two weeks.

Current streaming schedule:

  • Weekly Fridays 4.30 – 6:30 pm CET – Beat Saber in Mixed Reality VR.
  • Every 2nd Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 pm CET – BNOTECHCAST LIVE.

There might be other streams, but they will not be pre-planned. Follow me on Twitch and Youtube if you do not want to miss anything.

The podcast recording will hit Youtube at 8 pm CET and at 8:30 pm CET it will be on Spreaker as with the previous episodes. The full stream recording will be made available a day later.

Loading SVG images in Xamarin.Forms

hand holds touch screen mobile phone streaming images

As a Xamarin.Forms cross-platform developer I have been using a set of Libraries called FFImageLoading during the past 4 years. However upgrading a customers App to Xamarin.Forms 5.0 brought some unforseen surprises. SVG images that were loading fine with Xamarin.Forms 4.8 were not loading properly and the whole rendering process of the App got effected. After checking with the FFImageLoading Github repository it turned out that the project has not been maintained since late 2019. After digging around I found some alternative solutions, but they were also outdated. So I merged features from the Xamarin.Forms.Svg Library and code from a blog post into a new solution that works with Xamarin.Forms 5.0.

Introducing Xamarin.Forms.Extensions.Svg

The library provides a View Component that renders the SVG images from Embedded Resources of the Shared Projekct via SkiaSharp.

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